5 Herbs for Kitchen Gardens
There’s a reason why herb gardens are often called ‘kitchen’ gardens. Firstly, they can be grown right in your kitchen, indoors, any time of year! And secondly, it seems natural for cooks and gardeners to want to grow the freshest plants possible for their culinary experience. The best part is you don’t need a lot of space indoors to enjoy a thriving herb garden that adds value to your dishes.
Planting herbs at home is not difficult. Begin by filling your containers with soil. You can use pots, cups, or plastic containers. But select those with holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. For soil, a good mixture is two parts potting soil and one part coarse sand. The seeds can be soaked in water for a couple of hours before planting, which will help them get going. Then plant the seeds into the soil, about three times deeper than the size of the seed. Placing the container in a south- or west-facing windowed area will allow the plant to get the most sunlight. You’ll know when to water the herbs when the top of the soil is dry to the touch.